Mull Historical Society
Mull Historical Society is a name under which the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Colin MacIntyre performs. After a period of recording and performing under his own name for several years, MacIntyre's 2011 album, City Awakenings was a Mull Historical Society release.
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Mull Historical Society uses various unusual techniques and instruments in its songs. For example, Colin MacIntyre is credited to have played 'Seagulls' and 'Fire Extinguisher' for the song "Gravity", and played 'Beer Kegs' on the song "Death of a Scientist" (which was written about the late David Kelly). The Society's albums frequently sample the sounds of the world - a public announcement from the Glasgow Subway in "Public Service Announcer", and an extract from the shipping forecast in "Final Arrears".
MacIntyre's album art, which varies from plain landscapes to Microsoft Paint drawings, includes 'The Giant Dog With The Wig', an oversize model of a dog with a large comedy blue wig, which came to be a symbol for the band and featured in the video for the song "How 'Bout I Love You More".
- "Barcode Bypass" (2000) No. 160 UK
- "I Tried" (2001) No. 77
- "Animal Cannabus" (2001) No. 53
- "Watching Xanadu" (2002) No. 36
- "The Final Arrears" (2003) No. 32
- "Am I Wrong" (2003) No. 51
- "How 'Bout I Love You More" (2004) No. 37
- The fist MHS chart single, "Watching Xanadu", made it into STV's 'Scotland's Greatest Album' as one of the top tracks of the 2000s in a programme transmitted in November 2011.
- In January 2005, Mull Historical Society was voted the twelfth greatest Scottish band of all time by The List magazine.
- 2002 saw MacIntyre named as "Scotland’s Top Creative Talent" at the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards.
- NME named "Barcode Bypass" its debut single of the year in 2000.
- http://arts.guardian.co.uk/homeentertainment/story/0,,1271699,00.html Guardian interview, 2004
- Colin MacIntyre's website
- "Mull Historical Society | 00s | How The Panel Decided | Scotland's Greatest Album | STV Programmes". Programmes.stv.tv. 2011-10-25. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
- list.co.uk The List